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1880s Scrap Album of American origin, with numerous Trade Cards especially from companies in Cambridgeport, Boston and Providence, plus chromo-litho bookmarks and greetings cards, and an impressive silk-fringed fan, laid down on 55 pages, largely good condition with very many attractive items. Folio, decorated cloth, binding defective. (100s).
19th Century portrait Photographs of American origin, mostly of Black people, comprising snapshot size (17, mainly on metal ‘Tintypes'), one carte-de-visite, and 14 cabinet photos. The cabinet photos indicate that many of these originate from Bowling Green and Louisiana in the State of Missouri. Mixed quality. A rare group. (32). Also a 1920s PC size photo of an elderly black woman of Missouri origin.
Late-19th Century to 1960s family, military and holiday photos in two albums and loose, snapshot size to 10x8”, including few stereographs, those of military interest mostly WW2. Mixed quality. (abt. 220)
Late-19th Century to 1950s Photographs of Clitheroe and Blackburn origin in two albums and loose; including 19th Century cabinet portraits (8), 1937 family and holiday snaps in North Wales, and an impressive album of 11 school group photos taken at Low Moor School, Clitheroe, 1953, with research notes. (Qty)
Victorian leather-bound photo-albums with chromo-lithographed pages, one (empty) with metal clasp and in fine condition, the other (damaged) with some carte-de-visite and cabinet photos; together with two later autograph albums, one with a selection of 1950s signatures of members of the Magic Circle. (Qty)
Box of ephemera and softback publications, all-periods, including a woodcut signed by C.F. Tunnicliffe in pencil; advertising bookmarks; a Sheffield apprenticeship Indenture of 1881; many Lancashire related items, etc. (abt. 4 kilos)
Assortment including Walter & Alice Cook Peggy's Travels, Blackie & Son, , title page loose; Mary F. Moore Dorcas, the Wooden Doll, 1944, two signed & inscribed first editions in fair to VG d/jkts; a First Edition (first impression) of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince fine in d/jkt; Miall & Hammond The Structure and Life-History of the Harlequin Fly, Oxford, 1900; and others. Fair-VF (11)
Cecil Aldin Old Inns, 1923, together with works illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, Winifred Austin, Lionel Edwards, H.M. Brock (3) and W. Lee Hankey. Fair to fine (8)
Uncorrected Proofs including works by William Styron, Bernard Cornwell, Henry Cecil, Julian Symons, Jon Cleary, Ellis Peters, Miss Read (2), and various others. Good/VF. Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe's Eagle 1980 is the first in the Sharpe series of books. (34)
Assorted books including Ian Fleming Introduces Jamaica, 1965, 1st Edn., (d/jkt damaged); John E. Mack Abduction: Human Encounters With Aliens, 1994, 1st Edn; Bert Stern The Last Sitting, Orbis, 1982; various biographies & autobiographies; Good Needlework Gift Book [1932 and 1933]; and others. Fair to VF (20).
Victorian Scrap Album, large format, elaborate decorated cloth, including an impressive range of large and some giant scraps, with a superb full-page Father Christmas, plus clowns, children, animals, caricatures etc, together with chromo-litho greetings cards, and cuttings from a children's book. Inner hinging cracked. 46 sides with 100s of items. 37 x 27.5cm.
Reed's Lilliput Maori Proverbs, Lilliput Maori Place Names and Lilliput Dictionary: Maori-English, English-Maori, A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1960; set of three miniature books in special book stand fashioned from New Zealand Timber with Koruru carvings. Books 5 x 3.5cm. Flexible plastic covers. Fine
Homes and Gardens magazine 1929-39 (8) and 1956-58 (13); and Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1955 (in fair d/jkt). The pre-WW2 items in very mixed condition. (22)
Selection of Raphael Tuck chromo-litho scraps, several in uncut sheetlets, late-19th/early-20th Century, housed in a modern folder. VG/VF (Qty)
Festival of Britain 1951 Guides/Catalogues including scarce regional issue and a pamphlet for Liverpool. VG/Fine (3)
Carton of softback publications & ephemera of all kinds from 19th Century, mostly 1900s to 1960s; with trade catalogues, leaflets, programmes, local history, trade cards etc, country-wide; includes Dec.1922 issue of Workers' Dreadnought newspaper (spine tape repaired) and set of Little Tots' Records. Varied condition. Workers' Dreadnought was founded and edited by Sylvia Pankhurst. (Large qty., over 10 kilos).
Cabinet & carte-de-visite portrait photographs, late-19th Century, plus few 20th Century group photos; cabinet photos include American actresses (3, one hand-coloured) and Irish composer Hope Temple. Fair-VF (29)
Victorian Daguerreotype or Ambrotype portrait photos, all in glass-fronted frames, five in all; plus a tintype; and four later including pair of oval-framed photos of St.Luke's Church & grounds, Charlton, Kent. VG/Fine (10)
Victorian Greetings Cards in modern album with some better chromos of children. Varied condition, mostly VG. (38)
Billheads & receipts, 1880s to 1940s, together with cheques and some letters; country-wide, with emphasis on Scotland; good variety of trades, much late-19th Century. Mainly good to VG. (Few 100)